While the podcast ad industry still transacts on downloads, podcast listening is slowly but surely shifting to streaming. Streaming allows brands to get an idea of how many people are listening to an ad The numbers more accurately reflect listenership.
Nielsen’s data shows that, on average, 70% of listeners exposed to podcast ads are able to recall the brand. The brands that had the highest ad recall scores in most of Nielsen’s studies were in the automotive, financial services, CPG, retail, media and telecommunications categories.
iHeart launches new network to serve rapidly growing Latinx podcast listener base and demand for relevant content.
With increasing launches of subscription offerings, should podcast advertisers be worried? Not according to vp of podcast media, Hilary Ross. This should make top-tier, in-demand ad spots more competitive and reinforces the importance of strong host-advertiser relationships.